James Te Huna was once a fan of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and come Saturday, he will face the former world champ and do his best to show his skills.
There's no denying James Te Huna will be facing a legend, but he personally made a call to UFC to demand he fight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Te Huna allowed Te Kāea into his hotel room to talk about his preparation.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was once one of the most feared fighters in the UFC, but hasn't been the same since his loss to Jon Jones in 2011.
Both fighters met for the first time today at the official UFC Welcome held at the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane.
Te Huna will go into this fight full of confidence, but is aware he faces a fighter desperate for a win.
Te Huna admits while the nerves are high, he must stay focused.